orthognathic surgery


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sur·gi·cal or·tho·don·tics

the correction of occlusal abnormalities by the surgical repositioning of segments of the mandible or maxillae containing one to several teeth; or the bodily repositioning of entire jaws to improve function and esthetics.

orthognathic surgery

reconstruction of the mandible, the maxilla, or both, performed to repair acquired or congenital facial defects like cleft palate. Surgery is usually not performed until the patient has enough permanent teeth to permit postoperative immobilization. Although an oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgery, an orthodontist and sometimes a speech and language therapist are involved in the planning. Root canal surgery is a common complication.

orthognathic surgery

Surgery performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a craniofacial surgeon to correct conditions affecting the jaw and face related to structural defects, growth and dysgenesis, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmony, or other orthodontic problems which cannot be easily treated with braces.

or·thog·nath·ic sur·ger·y

(ōrthog-nathik sŭrjĕr-ē)
Operative intervention to alter relationships of the dental arches and/or supporting bone.
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Keywords: Orthognathic surgery, social perception, orthodontics, malocclusion
A study published in 2002 by Wolford et al (23) compared the results and stability of this treatment in patients diagnosed with active condylar hyperplasia treated with conventional orthognathic surgery versus patients treated with high condylectomy plus repositioning of joint disk combined with orthognathic surgery.
Several studies have demonstrated an improvement in the quality of life following dental treatment and orthognathic surgery.
West, "Major vascular complications of orthognathic surgery: false aneurysms and arteriovenous fistulas following orthognathic surgery," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
A better understanding of the variables affecting PP and LOS may allow surgeons to assess the management of patients undergoing orthognathic surgery, and hence improve patient care and discharge planning.
There are two major benefits: when we compare distraction osteogenesis (DO) to conventional orthognathic surgery distraction osteogenesis can be used in the growing person in whom expansion and new generation of soft tissues envelope is necessary.
The practice offers Invisalign, TMJ Dysfunction therapy, orthognathic surgery, craniofacial care and much more.
Speedy surgical-orthodontic treatment with temporary anchorage devices as an alternative to orthognathic surgery.
Principles of internal fixation of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton trauma and orthognathic surgery.
3) Iatrogenic PAs have been reported after dental extractions, (4) orthognathic surgery, (5) and facial fractures.
Orthognathic surgery is a type of orthodontic treatment recommended for patients with dentofacial deformities.